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United Reaches Deal With Mesa

United Airlines announced today
that it has reached a five-year agreement with United Express partner Mesa
Air Group to operate 30 replacement aircraft under the United Express
name, beginning in Fall 2005. “We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Mesa, a move that
supports United Express’s goal to maintain reliable operations in each of
the markets we currently serve,” said Sean Donohue, United’s vice
president for United Express and Ted. “These replacement aircraft will
generate significant savings and will largely complete the selection of
carriers to replace Air Wisconsin.”

Last month, United announced that it had reached agreements with SkyWest
and GoJet to operate 30 aircraft under the United Express brand. Together,
the agreements with Mesa, SkyWest and GoJet replace 60 of the 80 aircraft
currently being operated for United by Air Wisconsin Airlines. No stations
will be closed as a result of the agreement; however, schedule changes may
occur as United takes the opportunity to reduce United Express capacity to
fit customer demand.